Definition of dory
: a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom
Recent Examples of dory from the Web
Sea kayaks, canoes, skiffs, powerboats, inner tubes, water skis, dories and dinghies lean against buildings and sit in driveways along Highway 169.
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Origin and Etymology of dory
Miskito dóri dugout
First Known Use: 1709See Words from the same year
DORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dory for English Language Learners
: a boat that has a flat bottom and high sides and that is used especially for fishing
DORY Defined for Kids
Definition of dory for Students
: a boat with a flat bottom, high sides that flare out, and a sharp bow
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